With the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, there are families and individuals in our community who are struggling to get food on the table.

Centre Street Food Pantry depends on the generosity of those living in our community to help us provide groceries for people who need them. We do not receive funding from the city of Newton or any other town.

With this new increased demand, there is an increased need for your monetary donations, as well as donations of non-perishables (listed below) to keep our shelves well-stocked.


Please help in any way you can, so that no neighbor goes hungry.

What Do your dollars give Others?

Provides a Week of food for a Senior


Fills 5 KIDS CLUB BAGS with healthy food for children not in school

Provides A Week of FOOD For a Family of four

Purchases 100 pounds of produce

Fills 150 Grocery bags with nutritious Fresh, Frozen and shelf stable food


Mail your check to

Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer Street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

 food Donations

We are open to accept food donations from 12-2PM every Tuesday and 12-2PM on the first Saturday of the month. If you are organizing a food drive and have a large drop off, we will arrange a convenient time to meet you.

Your food donations provide our shoppers with items of quality that we cannot acquire at low or no cost from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Your generosity gives our shoppers groceries that they otherwise may not be able to offer their family. These include healthy cereals, hearty soups and the personal care items that many of us take for granted. Your donation fills our shelves with choices that bring a smile to us and our shoppers!

We accept dry and canned goods. 

We do not accept:

  • Cold or frozen food

  • Expired food (please check the best by date)

  • Open items

  • Baby food or formula

  • Medicine

  • Household goods or clothing

Printable Food

List and Information about CSFP



We encourage you to make your food drive fun and suggest themes to organize and collect these much needed foods:

Rise and Shine!

  • Cereal (low sugar, please)

  • Oatmeal (Regular and instant)

  • Instant or Ground Coffee

  • Tea (Green or black varieties)

  • Pancake Mix & Syrup

Snack Time​​

  • Granola Bars

  • Single Serve Microwavable Food

  • White Tuna in Water

  • Trail or Nut Mixes

  • Crackers

Hot and Hearty

  • Soups (chowders, chunky)

  • Stews or Chili

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Rice Pilaf Blends or Kasha

  • Complete Meal Mixes (Taco, Asian Noodles, Hamburger Helper, etc.)

Please fill out the form on this page to tell us about your food drive. We'll respond to see how we can help and to arrange a convenient time for you to drop it all off at our pantry!

Please Tell Us About Your Food Drive


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TEL: 617-340-9554



11 Homer street

(Entrance on Furber Lane)

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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